Two more products of Varanasi joins GI club

  • By TOI
  • | Monday | 16th April, 2018

VARANASI: The eastern UP's two more handicraft goods - Soft stone undercut work and Ghazipur jute wall hanging joined the league of Geographical Indication (GI). The crafts were highly appreciated by them.The undercut stone carving at Varanasi is very unique producing different artifacts. Similarly, the wall hanging of Ghazipur is one of the unique handicraft products transformed from the best combination of golden fiber jute yarn and fabric. With the addition of these two products to GI club, the Eastern UP has emerged as a hub of goods protected under Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).The GI expert and facilitator Dr. Rajni Kant of Human Welfare Association said that the GI certification was granted to soft stone undercut work (registration number 556) and Ghazipur jute wall hanging (registration number 555) on March 30. Artisans carve variety of products from soap stone.

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VARANASI: The eastern UP's two more handicraft goods - Soft stone undercut work and Ghazipur jute wall hanging joined the league of Geographical Indication (GI).

With the addition of these two products to GI club, the Eastern UP has emerged as a hub of goods protected under Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).The GI expert and facilitator Dr.

Rajni Kant of Human Welfare Association said that the GI certification was granted to soft stone undercut work (registration number 556) and Ghazipur jute wall hanging (registration number 555) on March 30.

Now, the east UP has a total of 10 GI products including Banaras brocade & saree, Handmade carpet of Bhadohi, Banaras gulabi meenakari craft, Varanasi wooden lacquerware & toys, Mirzapur handmade dari, Nizamabad black pottery, Banaras metal repouse craft, and Varanasi glass beads.He said that with the support of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Lucknow , the local artisans had applied for GI tag in July 2016.


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